Entry Level

Accountant

Yatima Outreach Organization

Mathare

Overview


Vacancy Description

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VACANCY: ACCOUNTANT, A COMMUNITY CENTRE SCHOOL – Mathare, 4B (NAIROBI)

Role Summary:

Reporting to the Administrator and the Finance Officer, the Accountant is in charge of day-to-day management of the financial and book-keeping aspects of the Community Centre School as well as overall responsibility for project finances. He/she is expected to provide exemplary professional fiscal management to ensure the smooth flow of operations in line with the mission, vision and strategic objectives of the organization.

Role Details:

You are expected to:

  1. Manage, dispense and report on petty cash allocated as per organizational policy and partner standards; prepare and process invoices, purchase orders, cheque requisitions, manual cheque, contract payments etc.
  2. Take full responsibility for project funds at the assigned centre.
  3. Maintain accurate accounting files e.g. payables, receivables, invoices, local purchase orders, ledgers etc in an organized and specified manner
  4. Facilitate processing & maintenance of payments to authorities and any other encumbrances e.g lease agreements, licence payments, permits etc
  5. Collaboration and shared responsibility with supervisor for ensuring that expenditure is as per agreed budget through enforcement of agreed internal controls
  6. Ensure compliance with standard payment practices and statutory submissions e.g. VAT, NHIF, NSSF etc.
  7. Facilitate banking and carry out bank reconciliations on a regular basis.
  8. Maintain accurate comprehensive records using suitable paperwork and accounting software e.g. Quickbooks
  9. Support cost-effective restocking and procurement at all times.
  10. Provide support for the annual internal and external audits; provide support for regular and ad hoc internal audits as required.
  11. Suggest/initiate creative cost-reduction/optimization initiatives. Conduct statistical analyses and research where necessary.
  12. Handle financial-related staff and supplier queries as per stipulated procedures.
  13. Generating accurate monthly, quarterly reports for the consumption of management locally and overseas.
  14. Build strong viable working relationships with other organizational locations and departments.
  15. Other related duties as may be assigned.

Candidate Profile – Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or related field or an equivalent qualification;
  • Be a holder of at least CPA II (Sec 3/4) certification or equivalent. (Updated membership of relevant professional body e.g. ICPAK will be an added advantage)
  • MUST be a mature born again Christian with a supporting verifiable testimony.
  • Be between 23 and 30 years of age.
  • MUST have at least 2 years’ experience of work in a busy accounting role preferably in a community-based organization or other relevant institution particularly those dealing with children.
  • MUST have a valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the relevant government authorities.
  • Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English, Swahili, and interpersonal skills
  • Good level of computer proficiency – MS Office Suite; Email; Accounting software skills will be a distinct advantage.
  • Have an enthusiastic approach to work, ability to perform under minimum supervision, pressure and demanding circumstances
  • MUST be flexible, self-motivated, hardworking and a team player.
  • Have good attention to detail, planning/organizational skills and ability to meet strict deadlines.
  • An understanding of the social dynamics of the community, being conversant with the general geographical area is an added advantage.

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Application Guidelines

Application Process:

Step 1: Please send your customized cover letter via this link. Step 1 is a mandatory step.

Step 2: Send updated CV not later than end of day Friday 15th March, 2024. Do NOT send in your testimonials at this point.


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